Storm Housing 2007


1. John Velo & Jamie Woods - Alfred State College
2. Ralph Motto - University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
3. Carlos J. Colon - Alfred State College

Honorable Mention
Taylor Brady - Alfred State College
Minica H. DiBella - Alfred State College
Christopher Kolasa and Lindsay Montondo - Alfred State College
Mike Maglic and Dominic Bisone - Alfred State College



Present conceptual designs for a storm-resistant housing complex using site cast concrete panels known as “Tilt-Up” .

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International Architecture Idea Competition
Genre Housing, Material
Country United States
Registration Deadline 31 Aug 2007 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 14 Sep 2007
Eligibility Students in a graduate or undergraduate program in the field of architecture

Two major events in the 21st century have significantly impacted the manner in which buildings are designed and constructed—9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. Architecture is responding to this reality with buildings that are better able to resist the impact of severe forces that can be imposed upon them in a major storm or attack. Professionals and students need to be aware of the options available to deal with this new reality. Tilt-Up concrete provides one such option.
One of the latest developments in the use of Tilt-Up is in housing, both single- and multi-family. Tilt-Up provides an opportunity, due to its strength and durability, to resolve the necessity for storm resistance specifically for high profile areas where the storm potential is high.
Challenge entrants to creatively replace large volumes of single-family housing for lower income levels in regions hardest hit by recent hurricanes along the Gulf Coast. Encourage entrants to present prominent, architecturally significant design solutions for housing units that can be placed in new rebuild communities providing measurable improvements to long-term durability.

Not yet announced

Competition Type

First Prize: 4,250 (USD)
Second Prize: 3,250 (USD)
Third Prize: 2,250 (USD)
Honorable Mentions (2)
Prize package includes cash to students and sponsoring departments (if applicable) as well as one free registration ($750 value) to the 2007 TCA Convention (Oct. 3-6) and a $500 Travel Allowance.

Entry Fee

A 30-in x 30-in board (electronic format submitted as a PDF in 300dpi resolution)

October 5, 2007 - Announcement of Competition Winners at TCA Annual Convention – University of Maryland Campus, College Park, MD

Tilt-Up Concrete Association & Portland Cement Association

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